The Sand dredging project has reached the Coast Guard Station at the west end of Gilgo State Park and the cover up is in progress. Pictures below are from end of day Jamuary 9th and midday, January 10th.
The slide show above shows Coast Guard Station from the morning to evening dredging operations on January 10th, 2019. The rest of the photos are of the Coast Guard Station on the 11th to the 17th of January. The pictures were taken from the top of the path to the beach at the east end of Cottage Walk.
In the last couple of months a breach of the dune line just west of Coast Guard is working its way to Ocean Parkway. As you can see, the ocean has eaten thru a major portion of the dune structure for about 50 feet of dunes.
Walked Gilgo Beach from the center Path to Coast Guard Station late morning during the mid tide.The slide below shows a picture of the West and then the walk East to Coast Guard Station.
Most of the dunes have eroded to within a foot or so of their peaks.
The majority of storm fencing and posts are gone or damaged.
The high water line comes within a couple of feet of the dunes in many locations.
There is not a lot of beach!
100 feet West of Coast Guard Station, erosion has gone past the peak height of the dune, it is eating up the dune to Ocean Parkway.
Look at the high tide marking in the sand, the ocean is reaching the dune line regularly on high tides.
Walked today at low tide, looks like some sand came back, but not enough to add to the high tide beach, but look better than the 6/17 low tide pictures. Better later than never, think this is the first plus sign of sand to occur this year.
Even with the positive development, more erosion to the base and depth of the sand dunes has occurred since the last report on 6/19.
Looks can be deceiving, wishing it was beach back, look at the high water debris line, still getting to the dune base in many locations.